This evening, I am posting a couple of video clips of famous buildings designed by Victorian Glasgow’s greatest architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-1875).

Thomson used ancient Greek architecture as the basis for modern architecture and left many examples of his work all over Glasgow.

The first clip below was taken at Holmwood House (1857-8). This was Thomson’s finest and most elaborate villa built for the owner of the nearby paper mill.

The second clip is of the Caledonia Road Church (1856-57), Thomson’s first church which is now a ruin having been burned by vandals in 1965. However, the ruins have dignity with an elevated portico and a most unusual tower. The winter sunshine and snow adds a new dimension.

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